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The Return Of Stephen Vaughan? Wrexham Beware.

He’s back, and it’s almost if he never went away. The return of Stephen Vaughan onto our radar would be funny, if it weren’t for the fact that his involvement in anything to do with football (or, indeed, rugby league) wasn’t such a portent of...

Criminal Convictions And International Honours

In the small hours of last Wednesday morning, somewhere in Glasgow, David Goodwillie and two of his Dundee United team-mates were arrested for (allegedly of course) their part in a donnybrook. On Saturday, having been relegated to the bench as a result, Goodwillie...

Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Dilemma

No-one would have predicted this twenty years ago, but there is a possibility that in ten years time – or maybe less – Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea will all be playing at different grounds to those that they inhabited for the...

Video Of The Week: Match Of The Eighties, 1985/86

This week’s Video Of The Week sees us return to the BBC’s Match Of The Eighties collection for the final episode in the series, for the 1985/86 season. The season before had been the one in which English football had finally been found out with the twin...

The Orange FA Cup Ball: Not The Only Fruit

It began on Friday evening, with confused glances as the teams took to the pitch for the match between Rochdale and FC United of Manchester with the referee holding an orange ball. A fireworks display just up the road from the ground meant that there was a thin layer...